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West Plains Briefs

Hands-on art experience Aug. 19 at the library A free public art event featuring cool, hands-on projects is taking place this Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cheney Public Library, 610 First St. Local artists Kay Kinghorn, Karen...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Aug. 18, Summer movie series:...

Four Lakes facility to add storage

Two years ago concrete silos were sprouting up in Four Lakes at the Highline Grain Terminal. In about six weeks the bumper crop from the 2017 wheat harvest is expected to be piled in temporary...

Percussion preparation

Members of the Cheney High School band percussion line practice music and choreography for this year's presentation. The award-winning Blackhawks' band will perform not only during halftime of home...

Monday's celestial view of a lifetime

While it’s not complete totality, the 91 percent coverage that Cheney and the rest of the Spokane area will experience during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse is pretty close. At least that’s what Eastern Washington University student Jason Schriver...

Safe viewing of rare solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, we will experience a phenomenon that comes around only once every 100 years or so, a solar eclipse visible in Cheney. While this may be neat to see, don't look at it unless you have the...

Delegating application authority

Cheney’s City Council could consider an ordinance that relinquishes some of its rights to prior approval of grant applications by department staff. During the resolutions section of the Aug. 8 meeting, Mayor Tom Trulove asked the council to...

Airway Heights council discusses recreation center

At the Aug. 14 study session meeting, Airway Heights council discussed the funds for the future recreation center. There were only two council members that showed up, making it not an “executive” meeting as there needs to be at least four...

Cheney school board adopts high school education specifications

The Cheney School District board of directors unanimously approved, at a special meeting Aug. 9, the education specifications for renovation and expansion work at the district’s high school. Funding for the estimated $35.2 million project was...

West Plains students receive Whitworth diploma, honors

Whitworth University has announced recent honors for two West Plains students. Cori Carlson, Cheney, was recently awarded a master of teaching degree in elementary education. The university also announced that Faith Keister, Medical Lake, had been...

EWU practices reach halfway point, move to Roos Field

This week marks a transition for the Eastern Washington University football team that moves closer to actual preparation for their Sept. 2 season opening game at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The Eagles wrapped up practices on the grass fields...

Sports Briefs

Soccer’s Williams named to TopDrawer.com team The soccer season is off to a good start for Eastern Washington University forward Chloe Williams, as she has been named to the TopDrawer.com Preseason Soccer Best XI third-team. The senior was the...

CHS football hosts first annual black, red scrimmage

Football season is quickly approaching for the Cheney High School Blackhawks – and it begins with a new event this year named the "Black and Red Scrimmage" on Friday, Aug. 25. "Our goal as a staff...

Eastern soccer gets season underway Aug. 18

Eastern Washington University's other football team - or futbal to be more precise - is also busy preparing to defend a Big Sky Conference title. Coming off the most successful season in program...

The best time of the year, college football is almost upon us

My favorite edition of Sports Illustrated dropped in my mailbox a few days ago, which is the college football preview. This means we are only a few weeks away from the best time of the year in the sports world. In this edition of the weekly...

Preseason volleyball rankings have Eastern at No. 9 in BSC

Following its second consecutive Big Sky Conference Tournament appearance, the Eastern Washington University volleyball team has been picked ninth in the 2017 BSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference announced on Aug. 11. The Eagles earned 44...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Thursday, Aug. 17 – 3:30 p.m. (first practice at Roos Field) Friday, Aug. 18 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 – Scrimmage, approximately 10...

No intimidation observed at council meeting

In response to Ted Olson’s letter to the editor on Aug. 2, I attended the City Council meeting and at no time did the City Administrator, Doug Ross, or the Mayor, John Higgins, intimidate Councilwoman Jessica Roberts. The meeting was cordial and...

Now more than ever, America needs our help

The past few days have been extra saddening for the United States. I usually do not like to talk about negative things happening, but it has gotten to a point that it needs to be discussed and people need to be informed. For those who do not know...

Some things to consider when getting ready to head to college

Summer is ending, and the start of another college year is just around the corner. Now is the critical time to take care of important tasks to ensure a successful launch. If you are heading out for college for the first year, it is not too late to...

Community response to apartment fire is appreciated

On behalf of the residents of 100 Washington Square Apartments, Cheney Real Estate Management and its employees would like to take the opportunity to thank those involved in responding to the fire on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Both Cheney and EWU...

Is there a peaceful way to end North Korea's nuclear threat to the U.S.?

North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland has resulted in considerable discussion around the planet. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced...

Cheney jobs only going to EWU students

I’m a transplant to Cheney having moved here 24 years ago to attend Eastern. After graduating I got a few jobs in Spokane but I really want to just work in Cheney.  Problem is, most Cheney businesses hire mostly college kids and not us...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 16, 2007 Medical Lake School District accepted a $202,404 bid from Granite Petroleum Incorporated to build a 12,000-gallon above ground fuel tank for the district's bus garage. The...

Lisle Ewart Dare

Lisle Dare, 91, of Cheney, Wash. passed away on Aug. 3, 2017. Lisle was born in Spokane, Wash. on Nov. 5, 1925. He was the eldest child of Ewart H. Dare and Bessie S. Toycen (Dare). They lived in...

Willis Smith Jr.

Willis Smith Jr. born to Willis Sr. and Odessa Smith in July 1959 passed sadly In July 2017. How we will miss him with pain in our heart worldly, spiritually let’s rejoice. He will always be in our hearts. Willis asks that you enjoy one more beer...

Marvin E. Jordan, Jr.

Marvin E. Jordan, Jr., quietly passed away on Aug. 10, 2017. He was surrounded by family; sung to by sons, daughters, sister, nephew, and wife. He was 72 years old, having been born in Muskogee,...

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